CMP has not been honest about the economic impact
- First they claimed the project would create 3,500 Maine jobs, then they changed that figure to 1,600 jobs. Now we know that only 38 permanent Maine jobs will be created by this proposal.
- Thousands of existing Maine jobs will be lost in the biomass, logging and forestry industries and that this project will be detrimental to jobs created by Maine-based renewable energy.
- In addition to the jobs lost, this project also threatens Maine’s tourism industry as the corridor crosses over the Appalachian Trail and would be highly visible all along the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway.